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Tag Archive for 'Denis Villeneuve'

Arrival (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Arrival is one of those films that when you first see the theatrical trailer for it just cries out to you.  It screams that you must see me.  Who knows.  Maybe it’s the aliens in the film that called out to me.  I don’t know but whatever it was I was smitten by the very first trailer […]

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Top 10 Films Of 2016: A Brandon Peters Story

As always when I do these “Best” lists, I ask two things of you, the reader.  Take the words best or top and replace it with “favorite”.  And importantly, number or ranking doesn’t matter, what is included does.  2016 was an interesting year for me, in that I feel a hair underqualified, but still, this […]

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Brian’s TOP 10 Favorable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Titles of 2016

Unlike last year, this was a brave, bold, new world for me in terms of Blu-ray collecting.  I upped my game as I stepped into the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray arena.  I took on the combatants (HDMI handshake and audio sync issues being most problematic) like a champion and came out unscathed.  You can read […]

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Arrival Is NOT Your Typical Alien Invasion Film (Movie Review)

Arrival is one of those films that when you first see the theatrical trailer for it just cries out to you.  It screams that you must see me.  Who knows.  Maybe it’s the aliens in the film calling out to me.  I don’t know but whatever it was I was smitten by the first trailer […]

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It’s The ‘Arrival’ Of An Interesting Alien Mystery (Movie Review)

Imagine how the world reacts to multiple spacecraft entering our atmosphere without any warning. Now take away the immediate imagery that has come from years of seeing various blockbusters use this as a way to provide explosive spectacle. Arrival has little interest in adding action-based excitement to its story about how an elite team works […]

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Cross The Border To Check Out ‘Sicario’ (Movie Review)

Sicario is one of those titles that when the press screening invite hit my inbox I immediately fist pumped the air and screamed “oh hell yeah.”  There was just something about the theatrical trailer (in particular that hallway of dead bodies behind the walls), never mind my love for Villeneuve’s Prisoners, that instantly sucked me in and […]

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Enemy (Blu-ray Review)

Last year, mainstream audiences were given the chance to check out Prisoners, a kidnapping drama from director Denis Villeneuve.  Many gave praise to Hugh Jackman taking his Wolverine rage and putting it into an average guy who just wanted to find his daughter.  I liked Jackman, but it was Jake Gyllenhaal’s turn as Det. Loki […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal Stars In Psychological Thriller ENEMY Arriving On Blu-ray This June

Here’s a movie that I most regret missing, while it was in theaters.  From everything I have heard, Enemy will likely be a film I end up loving, but I just could not make any of the screening dates, or catch it while it was in theaters or on VOD.  Now I will have the […]

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‘Prisoners’ Sets Its Sights On Terrifying Parents (Movie Review)

Prisoners does such a great job at providing many spooky possibilities for what could have happened to two innocent, little girls that it is a shame the ending does not quite pack more of a wallop.  While certainly a dark and heavy kidnapping drama to get through, it is only able to accomplish so much […]

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